High School Football

Behind the Facemask with Lynden Christian’s Cole Stump

Name: Cole Stump

Year: Senior

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 217.5 pounds

Positions: Center/defensive tackle

Question: How did you first start playing football?

Answer: I started playing flag football in first grade.

Q: What do you like most about playing football?

A: I like being part of the team.

Q: What is your favorite part of game night?

A: My favorite part of game night is after the first play when all the excitement and nervousness has gone away and it is just like we practice.

Q: What is your favorite football memory?

A: My favorite memory was the Friday Night Lights game with Jake Locker and Micheal Koenen.

Q: What is your favorite play to run on game night and why?

A: I like to run the plays we score on.

Q: What is your usual/favorite pregame meal?

A: Lasagna.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions?

A: Praying as a team in the locker room before we go out on the field.

Q: Is there a reason you chose your jersey number?

A: My dad was 45 in high school, so I chose 54.

Q: What drill do you dislike running the most in practice?

A: The bag warm up drills.

Q: Do you root for the Huskies or Cougars and why?

A: I root for the Cougs, because I would rather go there than UW.

Q: Who is your favorite NFL player and why?

A: Jordan Tripp, because our dads played football together in college, so we have gone to Montana to watch him play.

Q: What do you think is the best sports movie and why?

A: “The Blind Side” because it is about a lineman.

Q: What other sports do you like to play?

A: I like playing basketball with my sister in the driveway.

Q: What do you plan to do after you are done with high school?

A: I am still contemplating my options.

Q: What other hobbies do you have?

A: I enjoy hunting ducks, pheasant and deer

Q: What is the most played song on your phone/iPod?

A: I like Eric Church’s “The Outsiders.”

Q: What is your favorite TV show and why?

A: I like “Hell on Wheels” because of the adventure and action.

Q: What is your favorite video game?

A: Call of Duty

Q: What is your most favorite and least favorite class in school and why?

A: My favorite class is earth science, and (it’s also my) least favorite, because it gives the most homework.

Q: Who is your favorite follow on Twitter, and why?

A: @emmastump34 (Emma Stump).